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Announcing the opening of History SA’s annual grant rounds

June 3, 2011

The South Australian History Fund (SAHF) and Community Museums Program (CMP) grant funds are now open! These funds provide a rare source of financial support for history and museum projects. A diverse range of organisations and individuals have received grants from these funds over many years. For the first time this year you can apply online or you […]

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What’s new at Pinnaroo Museum

June 2, 2011

A new display about Florence Casson, a nurse in WWII who perished with the sinking of the vessel Vyner Brooke in 1942, is a great addition to the Mallee Women displays at the museum. Florence spent some of her nursing career in Pinnaroo and her story effectively links local with international history. The museum commissioned […]

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In perspective: rethinking South Australia’s History – 20th State History Conference

June 2, 2011

To be held from 5-7 August 2011 at the National Wine Centre, Adelaide, In perspective: rethinking South Australia’s history will be a special State History conference to mark 175 years since the official foundation of the Province of South Australia. Join us for a rich conference program with speakers from a broad range of disciplines. […]

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Adelaide Colonial Ball

May 27, 2011

To celebrate the 175th anniversary of the foundation of the Province of South Australia the Adelaide Colonial Dancers and the Adelaide Traditional and Bush Dance Society have organised a Grand Colonial Ball at the Adelaide Town Hall on 25th June. It has been made possible through a History SA SA175 grant as well as generous […]

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SA 175 Events

April 28, 2011

A host of community organisations are holding events over the next few months to acknowledge the 175th anniversary of the foundation of the Province of South Australia. SA 175 events are listed on the calendar of events on this site. Events listed so far include a performance about writer CJ Dennis, lectures on South Australian history […]

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‘Ahov’ (Hello) from Hindmarsh

April 28, 2011

I have always been fascinated by traditional festivals from around the world so it was a great pleasure to visit the Ukrainian Museum’s Easter Bazaar a few weekends ago in the backstreets of Hindmarsh. The museum was a hive of activity when I arrived at what appeared to be Kiev Central that Sunday morning. Amidst Ukrainian chatter, women […]

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It’s About Time to discover South Australia’s history

April 27, 2011

In 2011 SA History Week has become About Time: South Australia’s History Festival. Over 500 events will be presented across the state from 1 to 31 May, organised by over 300 community museums, history groups, cultural groups, local councils, collecting institutions, businesses, churches and individuals. The move to a month-long festival format reflects the ongoing […]

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A visit to the South Australian Police Museum

March 9, 2011

I recently visited the South Australian Police Historical Society Museum (SAPOL Museum), which has premises within the police barracks complex at Thebarton. Tram tracks built since I last visited the museum two or three years ago stopped me turning right into Gaol Road, so I took a bit of a detour around some parklands on […]

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Visited Dublin today

March 9, 2011

I spent some time with members of the Dublin History group and the Mallala Museum today. Dublin History Group is about to get the lease on the local Institute building and we met to have a chat about using the building as a combined research/collection storage/small display space. Great to see a small group taking on […]

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A visit to the South Australian Police Museum

March 9, 2011

I recently visited the South Australian Police Historical Society Museum (SAPOL Museum), which has premises within the police barracks complex at Thebarton. Tram tracks built since I last visited the museum two or three years ago stopped me turning right into Gaol Road, so I took a bit of a detour around some parklands on […]

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